- Faculty & Staff
On this page, you'll find most of the policies, procedures, and forms you'll need during the course of your degree program. Just click the appropriate link below to learn about each of the topics. You can view a complete list of policies in the current graduate catalog (link). A complete index of forms (link) can be found at the bottom of this page.
- Academic Standings
- Change Your Major
- Retake a Course
- Request an Academic Leave
- Apply for Reinstatement
- Forms Index
Purpose: The purpose of the Graduate Academic Standing policy is to address both academic and non-academic graduate student deficiencies in a consistent, fair, and timely manner.
- Academic deficiencies comprise poor course performance when a grade has not yet been assigned for the course, a course grade below 3.0 GPA, a cumulative GPA below 3.0, or other academic deficiencies as identified by the student's department.
- Non-academic deficiencies comprise poor professional disposition, ethical violations, or other personal issues that interfere with program performance.
Purpose: The purpose of the Academic Leave policy is to ensure quality by providing continuity in the student's degree program and to provide a mechanism for obtaining appropriate academic leave.
Definitions: Academic Leave is defined as an appropriate, approved period of non-enrollment during a graduate student's degree program. Academic Leave will only be considered after a student has completed a minimum of one semester of graduate coursework.
Students may apply for an academic leave at any time.
Academic Leave forms will be available in department offices, the Graduate Studies Office, and the graduate studies website. A student must fill out and sign the form and have it signed by his/her advisor, department chairperson, and the Dean of the College of Education (when appropriate). The department will forward the form to the Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies & Research for signature. Copies of the fully signed form will be sent to the student's department, the Registrar's Office, Student Accounts, and Financial Aid.
Students must apply for reinstatement a minimum of four (4) weeks before the start of the desired readmission semester.
- Graduate Course Repeat Petition
- Graduate Program Change Application
- Interdisciplinary Studies Program Proposal
- Permission to Waive Credit Hour Limit
- Graduate Reinstatement Application
- Request for Academic Leave
- Withdrawal Form
- Request Permission to Take Graduate Courses as an Undergraduate
- Student Travel
- Transfer Credit Approval
- Graduate Assistant Tuition Waiver
Graduate Studies Office
E230A Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3712 fax